The Gower Peninsula
Britain's first designated 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty'
Worm's Head at Rhossili Bay, Gower Peninsula
The 19 mile-long Gower Peninsula starts at Mumbles and extends westwards. It's famous for its beautiful coastline and beaches (from vast Rhossili Bay to tiny, secluded Pwll Du), and is a favourite destination for walkers and surfers. Inland you'll find sheltered woodland and rolling grasslands; country pubs and fine food.
Pobbles Bay, Gower Peninsula
The Gower Peninsula's beaches are some of Wales' cleanest and most beautiful. Rhossili Bay scooped the TripAdvisor Travellers Choice Award for Britain's Best Beach (as well as placing 3rd in Europe and 10th in the World) in 2013 and was coined "the supermodel of British beaches" by The Independent. Llangennith is one of The Guardian's 'Top 10 UK Surf Spots' too.
For history lovers, the area boasts many ancient sites, monuments, caves, castles, shipwrecks and landmarks including Arthur's Stone, Giants Grave burial chamber and Pennard Castle. Stone Age artefacts have been discovered in Gower caves, including the oldest dated modern human remains ever discovered in Britain.
Where to stay on Gower
Walking towards Langland Bay
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Weobley Castle, Gower